noun, plural cha·la·zas, cha·la·zae [kuh-ley-zee] /kəˈleɪ zi/.
Origin of chalaza
Related formscha·la·zal, cha·la·zi·an [kuh-ley-zee-uh n] /kəˈleɪ zi ən/, adjective
Examples from the Web for chalaza
Hence, by ascertaining the position of the micropyle and chalaza, the two extremities of the embryo can in general be discovered.
Seeds larger than Aestivalis, pear-shaped; chalaza roundish.
From the incrassation upon incubation when heat diffuseth the coagulum, from the chalaza or gallatine wh.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
Seeds small to medium, plump, slightly notched, if at all; chalaza oblong-oval; raphe slightly distinct or invisible.
The pollen-tube does not penetrate the ovule through the micropyle but enters at the opposite end—the chalaza.